Casting has been announced for Rodney Ackland’s play Absolute Hell, which opens in the Lyttelton at the National Theatre in April. Ackland’s play is set in a Soho club in wartime London where the regulars drink into the early hours as they “struggle from the rubble of war towards an unknown future.”
30 years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the NT to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Set design is by Lizzie Clachan with costumes designed by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti. Opening in April 2018, cast to be announced.